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Christmas with Renaissance Voices, Winter 2010
Cantate Domino Hans Leo Hassler (1562-1612)
Dixit Maria ad Angelum Hans Leo Hassler
Verbum Patris Umanatur Verses 1 & 2, Moosburg Gradual, 1355
Verses 3 & 4, anon. 13th Century setting
Laetentur Coeli Plainsong
Quatre Motets pour le Temps de Noël Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
O Magnum Mysterium
Quem Vidistis Pastores Dicite
Videntes Stellam
Hodie Christus Natus Est
Exultate Deo Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
Chanson do Noël François-Auguste Gevaert (1828-1908)
Le bel ange du ciel
Le sommiel de l’enfant Jésus
Chanson joyeuse de Noël
Le Message des Anges


Spring Concert, Spring 2010
We Shepherds Sing Thomas Weelkes (c. 1575-1632)
Take Here My Heart Thomas Weelkes
Thus Sings My Dearest Jewel Thomas Weelkes
Vom Schlaraffenland, Op. 79. No. 5 Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Arr. Winifred Grunewald
Der Träumende See, Op. 33, No. 1 Robert Schumann
Der Traurige Jäger, Op. 75 No. 3 Robert Schumann
Heidenröslein, Op. 67, No. 3 Robert Schumann
Six Chansons on Poems of Rainer Maria Rilke Paul Hindemith (1895-1964)
1. La biche
2. Un cygnet
3. Puisque tout pass&eactue;
4. Printemps
5. En hiver
6. Verger
From “The Great American Songbook”
      The Way You Look Tonight Jerome Kern (1885-1945)
      Love is Here to Stay George Gershwin (1898-1937)
      My Funny Valentine Richard Rogers (1902- 1979)
      I'll Be Seeing You Sammy Fain (1902-1989)
Arr. Phil Mattson


Christmas with Renaissance Voices, Winter 2009
Sing Joyfully William Byrd (1543-1623)
Veni Emmanuel 9th Century Plainsong
Arr. Christoph Dalitz (b. 1967)
Nowell Now Sing We The Selden Manuscript (14th Century English)
Ave Maria Pierre-Louis Dietsch (1808-1865)
Based on a madrigal by Jacob Arcadelt (1505-1568)
A Spotless Rose Herbert Howells (1892-1981)
Ave Regina Cecelia McDowell (b. 1951)
(Premier performance in Maine)
Canite Tuba Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525-1594)
Pastores Loquebantur Francisco Guerrero (1527-1599)
Part 1: Pastores loquebantur ad invicem
Part 2: Vidented autem cognoverunt de verbo
Quem Pastores 4th Century Hymn
Arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
The Snow in the Street Ralph Vaughan Williams
When Christ Was Born of Mary Free C. Hubert Parry (1848-1918)
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900)


Spring Concert, Spring 2009
Sovra tenere erbette Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Sfogava con le stelle Claudio Monteverdi
Io mi son giovinetta Claudio Monteverdi
Sechs Lieder im Freien zu singen, Op. 59 Felix Mendelssohn (1808-1847)
1. Im Grünen
2. Frühzeitiger Frühling
3. Abschied vom Wald
4. Die Nachtigall
5. Ruhethal
6. Jagdlied
Through the house give glimmering light, Op. 39, No. 3 Amy Beach (1867-1944)
Canzon se lesser meco Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594)
Come lume di notte in alcun porto Orlando di Lasso
Trois chansons Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
1. Nicolette
2. Trois beaux oiseaux du paradis
3. Ronde


Christmas with Renaissance Voices, Winter 2008
Gloria in excelsis Claude Goudimel (1514-1572)
O magnum mysterium Adrian Willaert (1490-1562)
I sing of a maiden Charles F. Waters (1895-?)
The linden tree carol traditional German carol
arr. Reginald Jacques (1894-1969)
O nata lux Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585)
Gloria in excelsis Thomas Weelkes (c.1575-1623)
Alle – psallite cum – luya anonymous (c.1300)
Alleluia, excita Domine Gregorian chant
In natali Domini anonymous (c.1500)
Hark, the herald angels sing Harmonia Sacra, Winchester, Virginia, 1832
Sweetest music softly stealing traditional Shaker hymn
While shepherds watched their flocks Supply Belcher (1751-1836)
from The Harmony of Maine, 1794
Hodie Christus natus est Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621)


Songs of Nature, Spring 2008
Sumer is icumen in traditional English round
(13th century or earlier)
La nuict froide et sombre Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594)
By an inland lake Faith York (b.1960)
Snow Faith York
The poppy Faith York
Now is the gentle season Thomas Morley (c.1557-1602)
The fields abroad Thomas Morley
Adieu, ye city-pris’ning towers Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)
V přírodě (In nature’s realm), Op. 63 Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
1. Napadly písně v duši mou (Songs fell into my soul)
2. Večerní les (The evening forest loosed the bells)
3. Žitné pole (The rye field)
4. Vyběhla bříza běličká (The white birch ran out)
5. Dnes do skoku a do písničky (Let us dance and sing this day)
Revecy venir du printans Claude Le Jeune (c.1530-1600)
Le chant des oyseaulx Clement Jannequin (c.1485-1558)


Christmas with Renaissance Voices, Winter 2007
Sweet was the song the Virgin sang William Ballet (17th century English)
Ave Maria William Byrd (1543-1623)
Rorate cœli desuper William Byrd
The Lord at first did Adam make traditional English carol
Adam lay ybounden Boris Ord (1897-1951)
The blessed Son of God Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Conditor alme siderum anonymous (c.1400)
Santa Maria, strela do dia Alfonso X El Sabio (1221-1284)
Sweet was the song the Virgin sang Harold Stover (b.1946)
O magnum mysterium Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611)
Ave Maria Nicolas Gombert (1495-1560)
Sanctus and Benedictus Cristóbal de Morales (c.1500-1553)
(from Missa Quæramus cum Pastoribus)
The ending of the year Brian Holmes (b.1946)
Hail, Christmas Day! Abbie B. Betinis (b.1980)


Thoughts of Love, Spring 2007
Quell’ augellin che canta Luca Marenzio (1553-1599)
Must I part, O my Jewel? George Kirbye (c.1565-1634)
Come, Phillis Thomas Ford (c.1580-1648)
Too much I once lamented Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)
If Love be blind Thomas Bateson (c.1570-1630)
Schöne Fremde Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (1805-1847)
Wandl’ich in dem Wald des Abends Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel
Abendlich schon rauscht der Wald Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel
Rakastava, Op. 14 Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
Si ch’io vorrei morire Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Ah! dolente partita Claudio Monteverdi
Quell’ augellin che canta Claudio Monteverdi


Christmas with Renaissance Voices, Winter 2006
Canite tuba in Sion Francisco Guerrero (c.1527-1599)
Pastores, dicite, quidnam vidistis? Cristóbal de Morales (c.1500-1553)
Ibant magi Francisco Guerrero
Verbum caro factum est anonymous 14th century carol
Puer nobis nascitur Moosburg Gradual (c.1355)
Dies est laetitiae Piae Cantiones (1582)
Thus angels sang Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625)
Hosanna to the Son of David Orlando Gibbons
Ave Maria Jacobus Clemens non Papa (c.1500-1556)
Bogoroditse Dyevo, raduisya Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Two carols Erica Quin-Easter (b. 1976)
The evergreen tree
Hosanna to the Son of David Thomas Weelkes (c. 1575-1623)


Sweet Lovers Love The Spring! Spring 2006
It was a lover and his lass Thomas Morley (c.1557-1602)
Lady, your eye my love enforced Thomas Weelkes (c.1576-1623)
Deux chœurs, Op. 68 Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
Calme des nuits
Les fleurs et les arbres
Il est bel et bon Pierre Passereau (fl. c.1509-1547)
Je suis déshéritée Pierre Cardéac (fl. c.1530-1556)
Tant que vivray Claude de Sermisy (c.1490-1562)
Colette François-Auguste Gevaert (1828-1908)
Mi sfidate Ruggiero Giovanelli (c.1560-1625)
Vezzosi augelli Giaches de Wert (1535-1596)
Ancor che col partire Cipriano de Rore (c.1516-1565)
Three Shakespeare songs Harold Stover (b.1946)
Sigh no more, ladies
O mistress mine
It was a lover and his lass


Christmas with Renaissance Voices, Winter 2005
Resonet in laudibus Johannes Eccard (1553-1611)
O magnum mysterium Dom Pedro de Cristo (c.1540-1618)
Duo seraphim Tomás Luis de Victoria (1549-1611)
Ecce virgo concipiet Cristóbal de Morales (c.1500-1553)
Fröhlich soll mein Herze springen Johann Crüger (1598-1662)
Lobt Gott, ihr Christen alle gleich Johann Nikolaus Hermann (c.1480-1561)
Wachet auf! ruft uns die Stimme melody by Philipp Nicolai (1556-1608)
setting by Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)
Hodie Christus natus est Healey Willan (1880-1968)
hevene quene Kerry Andrew (b.1978)
Childing of a maiden bright 11th Century melody
harmonized by G. H. Palmer
Come, listen to my story traditional English carol
harmonized by J. R. Lunn
Resonet in laudibus Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594)


Oh, to be in England! Spring 2005
This sweet and merry month of May William Byrd (1543-1623)
Come again! Sweet love doth now invite John Dowland (1563-1626)
Can she excuse my wrongs John Dowland
If my complaints could passions move John Dowland
The glass was just timed Henry Purcell (1656-1691)
To Anacreon in Heaven John Stafford Smith (1750-1836)
arranged by Harold Stover (b. 1946)
Thine eyes so bright Henry Leslie (1822-1896)
Come live with me William Sterndale Bennett (1816-1875)
Cupid Roger Quilter (1877-1953)
Laggard dawn Ethel Smyth (1858-1944)
Weary wind of the west Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
In my life John Lennon (1940-1980)
Paul McCartney (b.1942)
Yesterday Lennon & McCartney
Can't buy me love Lennon & McCartney
The long and winding road Lennon & McCartney